Ten Book Related Problems I Have

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme brought to us by the wonderful bloggers from The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Ten Book Related Problems I Have (can be serious or fun)! I did some serious and some fun.

My Book Related Problems:


1. Buying too many books (reason #1): Of course, there’s no such thing as buying too many books but it is burning a hole through my wallet. I’m broke 90% of the time and 99% of that is caused by buying books. Book sales just get me and I have to buy!


2. Buying too many books (reason #2): This ties into reason #1. Too many books and not enough shelves. I have over 350 books in my tiny room and I’ve bought two shelves in the past year and yet I still don’t have enough shelves. Books are on my desk, on my headboard, on my cabinet, and who knows where else.


3. Not reading books that I already own: Out of all the books that I have, I’ve only read 40% of them. That means that I have yet to read more than half of my books. I can never get past 40% because I end up just buying new books to read.


4. People always ask why I bother to read: This is probably the most annoying thing ever. Or when they say “just watch the movie, it’s the same thing.” The best one I’ve gotten is “Why are you being antisocial? Stop reading!” Just no.


5. Just one more page/chapter: Yup! One more chapter ends up being the entire book. I can never just stop, especially if it’s such a good book. That means that I lose a lot of sleep. It’s better now that I’m out of school, though.


6. TBR: I always make To Be Read lists/pile but I never actually get through them. I always end up picking another book or series and forget about my TBR.


7. Skipping ahead/reading spoilers: I do these willingly! I know it’ll ruin it for me but I can’t help it!


8. Buying the same book over and over again: I have multiple copies of some of my books, especially my favorite ones.


9. Forgetting that I already bought that book: I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve bought a book, got home, and saw that I already had it. I end up just giving the extra copy away.


10. Packing too many books: Everywhere I go, I have book at hand. However, I end up packing one too many because I’m undecided. This is where eBooks shine but I don’t like reading electronically. My bag ends up being 5 pounds heavier!

What are some of your Book Related Problems?


About Anjie @ Love thy Shelf

Hello there -- call me Anjie! I made this book blog where I can put down all my bookish ramblings and talk to those who have the same interests!
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21 Responses to Ten Book Related Problems I Have

  1. Emma says:

    Hi Anjeline, I’m definitely guilty for not reading the books I already have! As soon as I hear about new books I want to read they get put to the bottom of the pile- oops! Great list 🙂 Here’s my TTT if you would like to check it out 🙂 http://emmasbookery.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/top-ten-bookish-problems-that-i-have.html


  2. It’s an interesting predicament we put ourselves in when somehow (aside from obvious reasons) we only manage to read a small percentage of total owned books. It’s like we’re doomed to never reach 100% with everything that comes out haha.

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

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  3. I can totally relate to #10. When I went to summer camp when I was younger I would bring a whole backpack full of books “just in case.” I never actually ended up reading much, but I felt better with them there.

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  4. Kay says:

    Here’s to being “antisocial”! LOL

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  5. I have to admit that I have purchased books I already own because I forgot I already own them. Lol. So embarrassing. I have a Books I Own shelf now on my Goodreads so I won’t buy too many repeats.


  6. I hate it when I run out of shelf space! I’ve started to and I think I’m going to have to purge soon because I’m running out of room. 😦 I tend to go to the library and take out books to read when I really should just be reading the books that are on my shelves. Great list! 🙂 I’m a new follower-I love your blog!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


  7. Elizabeth says:

    I skip ahead,crop. I also skip big sections of its all description or a chase scene, or anything that doesn’t actually move the plot along.

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  8. People: Why do you read?
    Me: Well, why do you breathe?

    Sorry if that came across harsh 😛 Its just so annoying lol, what kind of question is that? Oh and when people/non-readers ask me what I am reading when they are obviously not interested in my answer, but I waste 5 minutes explaining how exciting the books is and all I get is a nod. :/ Its just so sad…

    Check out my list of bookish problems here! 🙂


  9. Bahahahaha! All of them except the forgetting I bought the book. I know all the books I have. Allll!!! But OMG so true. I have too many books that don’t fit on shelfs. I thought I had too little until I went to my room and opened some boxes. All full of books. About three books full of books. Crap.


  10. Belindas Crafts says:

    I love your list. Number 2 looks like me and my piles!! I also hate when people say things like, “how do you find time to read? I just don’t have the time.” I feel like telling them, do you have time to breath? Because if you do, you can read. I have a friend that peeks at the end. I just can’t do it!! You are too funny.

    Come check out my list. I am also having my first give away.


    • Hahaha! Thanks! Yes, I really hate it when my family say that to me, as if they don’t already know (they’ve only asked me those same questions a hundred times)! I’ll check out your blog


  11. Great list! 🙂 I have a huge problem with not reading the books I own too. I think about 36% of the books on my shelf are unread, and I keep buying more!


  12. I buy too many and am in desperate need of more shelf space too. I also pack too many when I go someplace. Why I think I will need more than one book if I go to the doctor’s office, I’ll never know. If I have time to read one book, never mind two, while waiting for the doctor, I need to find someone else for my health care needs.

    Hope you’ll visit me today at http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-book-related.html


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